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Friday Is National Peanut Butter Day

This Friday, Jan. 24 is National Peanut Butter Day. According to the National Peanut Board, it takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter, and Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.

01/24/2014

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Recipe: Mitch’s World-Famous Peanut Butter

Mitch Omer is the owner of Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. Since the restaurant opened 12 years ago, Omer’s been making his own peanut butter.

01/23/2014

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Feds Indict 4 In Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

Four former peanut company employees have been charged with scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people including three in Minnesota, sickened hundreds and prompted one of the largest recalls in history.

02/21/2013

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Lunch Meat Maker Hormel Orders Up Skippy Sandwich

Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for Spam and other cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that it’s buying Skippy, the country’s No. 2 peanut butter brand, in its biggest-ever acquisition.

01/03/2013

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Hormel Foods Buying Skippy For About $700 Million

Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for Spam and other cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that it’s buying Skippy, the country’s No. 2 peanut butter brand, for about $700 million.

01/03/2013

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Smucker’s Uncrustables Sold To Schools Recalled

Officials have told school lunch programs across the country to check to see if they have Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches that might contain peanut butter from a New Mexico company subject to a nationwide recall over salmonella contamination — and not to serve them.

10/19/2012

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Smucker’s Uncrustables Sold To Schools Recalled

Officials have told school lunch programs in 16 states to check to see if they have Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches that might contain peanut butter from a New Mexico company subject to a nationwide recall over salmonella contamination — and not to serve them.

10/18/2012

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Peanut Butter Recalled From Whole Foods, Target Stores

A recall of peanut butter has expanded, forcing some of the country’s largest stores to pull products off their shelves.

10/02/2012

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MN Resident Linked To Multistate Outbreak Of Salmonella

A Minnesota resident has been identified as a victim of the recent Salmonella outbreak associated with Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter.

09/25/2012

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Young Mankato Chef Is Finalist In Peanut Butter Contest

While a young chef in Mankato can barely reach the counter, his culinary creation is getting national attention.

03/04/2012

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Minn. Boy’s PB&J Could Win Him $25,000

A 7-year-old Minnesota boy could soon be $25,000 richer if his peanut butter and jelly are deemed delicious enough.

01/16/2012

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Smucker Recalls Jars Of Chunky Peanut Butter

J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling thousands of 16-ounce jars of its Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because of possible salmonella contamination.

11/17/2011

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Rising Cost Of Peanut Butter Creating A Sticky Situation

Families have been dealing with higher prices for milk and corn, and now a kid-favorite is going to get a lot more expensive. The price of peanut butter could rise as much as 40 percent by next month.

10/12/2011

Executive Tied To Salmonella Deaths Back In Business

The peanut industry executive whose filthy processing plants were blamed in a salmonella outbreak two years ago that killed two Minnesotans and seven other people is back in the business.

09/08/2010